Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 4.5 x 0.6 cm
near Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

This gold specimen is a nugget, but with unusual texture in that it looks crystallized at first. In fact, the surface is rugged and not smooth like most nuggets, but is not crystallized either. It presents as a huge surface area to weight ratio, since it is a thin "pancake" in form. Therefore you get a LOT of surface display impact when looking from the front, for this specimen, without spending a huge amount on weight of gold behind, that you cannot see anyhow. 47 grams (about an ounce and a half by weight, though it looks much more)